Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Bears' picks: Round 6/183 -- David Fales, QB, 6-2, 228, San Jose State...He is expected to come in and compete with Jerrod Johnson for developmental quarterback behind backup Jordan Palmer. He led the NCAA in completion percentage as a junior (.725) after transferring from junior college. He'd originally committed to Nevada but left after his freshman year because an offense that greatly utilized the running of Colin Kaepernick did not fit his skills. A big arm hasn't been his calling card, but accuracy has, and he threw for 66 touchdowns in two seasons with San Jose State. He completed 68 percent in two seasons.
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12/18/13 - 2013 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST SECOND TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): QB David Fales, Sr., San Jose State,...For the second season in a row, Fales was a second-team all-conference choice. He is the first San Jose State quarterback to throw for more than 4,000 yards in a season and did it in each of his two years as a Spartan. Fales completed 64.1 percent of his passes for 4,189 yards and 33 TDs and scored two more touchdowns on the ground. He shares or holds 28 San Jose State school records. - San Jose State football
12/03/13 - 2014 NFL DRAFT, WEEK 14 STOCK REPORT, NFL PROSPECTS WHO HELPED THEMSELVES: QB David Fales, San Jose State...In a game that saw over 1,000 yards of total offense (in the first half), Fales and Fresno State's Derek Carr put on a show through the air. And although Carr will be the higher sought after NFL prospect, Fales showed why there's a place for him at the next level as well, out-dueling the Fresno state quarterback and picking up the victory for the Spartans. He finished 37-for-45 (82.2%) for 547 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions, adding 33 yards rushing and a score on the ground.
Fales showed excellent timing and anticipation and even showed off some mobility to make throws on the move, displaying supreme confidence and resolve. He throws more rainbows than ropes and is more of a finesse passer, but he was successful due to his natural instincts at the position. Fales won't be on every draft board due to his pedestrian arm strength, but his passing vision, touch and overall feel for the position is above average, making him a great fit for a west coast offense that emphasizes multiple reads. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
12/03/13 - WEEK 14 NCAA NATIONAL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: David Fales threw for a school-record 547 yards and six touchdowns in an entertaining showdown with David Carr and San Jose State spoiled the No. 16 Fresno State's perfect season with a 62-52 victory. Fales was every bit as good as the more heralded Carr, matching his six first-half touchdown passes in a near perfect performance that made the Spartans bowl eligible with their first win against a ranked opponent since 2000. Falesí 13-for-13 to start the game was a personal best and the fifth most consecutive completions in a Mountain West game. Falesí six touchdown passes were a personal single-game best. - NCAA.com
12/02/13 - WEEK 14 MOUNTAIN WEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Senior QB David Fales of San Jose State...For their contributions in San Jose State University's 62-52 win over previously unbeaten and nationally-ranked Fresno State, quarterback David Fales and placekicker Austin Lopez were named the Mountain West Conference Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Week, respectively.
Fales becomes a three-time recipient in 2013 after throwing for a school record 543 yards and personal single-game best six touchdowns in the highest scoring game between these teams since the series started in 1921. The 6-foot-3 senior quarterback rallied the Spartans back from six-point deficits four times in the first and scored on a 1-yard run early in the fourth quarter to give San Jose State a 59-44 advantage. - San Jose State football
12/02/13 - WEEK 14 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PERFORMANCE AWARDS NATIONAL FBS OFFENSIVE PERFORMER OF THE WEEK: David Fales (San Jose State)...In San Jose State University's 62-52 win over previously unbeaten and nationally-ranked Fresno State, Fales threw for a school record 543 yards and personal single-game best six touchdowns in the highest scoring game between these teams since the series started in 1921. The senior quarterback rallied the Spartans back from six-point deficits four times in the first and scored on a 1-yard run early in the fourth quarter to give San Jose State a 59-44 advantage. - San Jose State football/College Football Performance Awards
12/02/13 - WEEK 14 CBSSPORTS.COM OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: San Jose State quarterback David Fales...All season, Mountain West fans and NFL scouts have been looking forward to the showdown of Derek Carr and David Fales in the regular season finale between Fresno State and San Jose State. Fales not only notched the victory thanks to 580 yards of total offense (547 passing, 33 rushing) but made the Spartans bowl eligible and knocked Fresno State from BCS buster status. The game started like a tennis match, with both quarterbacks leading six touchdown drives in the first half. However, the Bulldogs offense sputtered in the second half and Fales finished the day completing 35-of-47 passes and recording seven total touchdowns in the 62-52 win. - CBSSports.com
12/02/13 - WEEK 14 SENIOR BOWL COLLEGE SENIOR OF THE WEEK: The highly anticipated matchup between NFL quarterback prospects David Fales of San Jose State and Derek Carr of Fresno State did not disappoint. The two combined for 1,066 passing yards and 12 touchdowns last weekend, but it was Fales who came out on the winning end of a 62-52 contest, handing the 16th-ranked Bulldogs their first loss of the season. And Fales was the reason. The senior quarterback was 37-of-45 passing for a school-record 547 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions. He also ran for 33 yards and a score. Fales is the Reese's Senior Bowl College Senior of the Week. - SeniorBowl.com
12/01/13 - 2014 NFL Draft: Fales outshines Carr in battle of star QBs...While Fales may not possess Carr's exciting upside, his vision, touch and ball placement rank among the best in the country. A beautiful deep ball down the middle to wideout Kyle Nunn for a 75-yard touchdown late in the first quarter showcased Fales' strengths perfectly. The senior quarterback recognized the one on one coverage and lofted the ball with perfect trajectory, dropping the pass softly over the shoulder into the out-stretched hands of his receiver. Nunn was tightly covered but because the pass hit him in full stride, he was able to race away for the score.
A quarter later, Fales' accuracy proved just as impressive on touchdown strike to freshman Tyler Winston down the left sideline. This time, the Spartans' quarterback recognized that the Bulldogs were in a traditional two-deep zone coverage. Fales drilled a pass between Fresno's trailing corner and closing safety, proving that he possesses the confidence and velocity to fit throws through tight windows. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
12/01/13 - 2014 NFL Draft: Fales outshines Carr in battle of star QBs...When it comes to the NFL draft, Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr may win the war but on Friday, San Jose State's David Fales won the battle, as his Spartans shocked the previously undefeated Bulldogs, ruining their chances at a BCS bowl berth. Fales matched the more highly regarded Carr pass for pass in this contest, throwing for a career-high 549 yards and six touchdowns to lead his Spartans to a 62-52 victory over the No. 16 ranked Bulldogs.
The two quarterbacks combined for 12 touchdowns in the first half - the same number as incompletions thrown over the first 30 minutes of action before each team turned more to their running game in the second half. Possessing greater height, arm strength and overall athleticism, Carr entered the game as the more hyped prospect but it was Fales who performed more impressively down the stretch, completing 37 of 45 passes on the day. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
12/01/13 - WEEK 14 WALTER CAMP NATIONAL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: DAVID FALES, SAN JOSE STATE, Senior, Quarterback, Salinas, CA/Palma...Quarterback David Fales accounted for 580 yards of total offense (547 passing, 33 rushing) and seven touchdowns as the Spartans defeated 16th-ranked Fresno State, 62-52. Fales completed his first 13 pass attempts and finished the game 35-of-47 with six touchdowns. He added a rushing touchdown in the victory, which made San Jose State (6-6) bowl eligible. Fales is the second San Jose State player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors, joining defensive back Bene Benwikere (Nov. 25, 2012). - The Walter Camp Football Foundation